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Senecio aureus

Also called Golden Groundsel, Squaw weed


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More About Senecio aureus

  • AKA Packera aurea
  • Flat-topped clusters of yellow, daisy-like flowers
  • Flowers give way to fluffy, white, seed heads
  • Heart-shaped, dark green, basal leaves have purplish undersides
  • Foliage is an attractive ground cover throughout the season
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer
  • Flower Height: 80 cm
  • Foliage Height: 30 cm

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

3

Height:

25-30 cm

Spread:

30-40 cm

Colour:

Yellow
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Golden Ragwort Growing and Maintenance Tips

Plant in a consistently moist, well-drained soil, in partial shade. Adapts very well to full sun but requires more moisture. Naturally found in damp, woodland openings or borders, along rivers and lakes and in roadside ditches. Naturalizes rapidly by seed, so remove flower stems soon after blooming to prevent spreading. 


Senecio aureus Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Fast
Fast
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Naturalizing
Woodland/woods edge

 Suitable Substitutions for Senecio aureus

Stylophorum diphyllum

Stylophorum diphyllum

Celandine Poppy